Ford Australia is announcing the release of the updated 2016 Mondeo (officially MY16.75), complete with a raft of technology upgrades.
Highlights include an all new 8.0-inch touch-screen SYNC 3 multimedia interface, with a more powerful processor and more features like capacitive touch, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, as well as improved voice recognition.
As well as this, Ford is throwing in some added features for some variants like adaptive cruise control, LED lights, WIFI hot-spot, pre-collision assist, emergency assistance, pedestrian detection and Ford MyKey keyless entry. Ford’s SYNC 3 MMI comes as standard on all Mondeo models.
Ford has been riding the wave of the Mondeo’s success in past months, with a rise from 658 units sold in the first half of 2015, as opposed to 1464 units in the first half of 2016, a 122.5 per cent increase.
Ford Australia’s President and CEO Graeme Whickman says customers are responding to the more efficient model variants, saying;
“Sales of Mondeo powered by the 2.0-litre EcoBoost are up 62.5 per cent year-on-year, as Australian families embrace its fuel efficient yet powerful engine technology, along with its high-tech features.”
The Mondeo range remains split into three trim levels, with the base Ambiente, mid-spec Trend and flagship Titanium rounding out the range.
Standard features on the EcoBoost Ambient hatch include 16-inch alloys, a reversing camera with parking sensors, projector headlamps, cruise control and a leather steering wheel.
Stepping up to the mid-spec Trend EcoBoost adds 17-inch alloys, keyless entry, heated electric seats, partially upholstered in leather, as well as driver aids like lane departure and collision avoidance functions.
The top of the range Titanium variant gets a special bodykit, 18-inch alloys, adaptive suspension, adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, heated front and rear sport seats and an enhanced driver assistance package.
Starting prices are as follows (excluding on-roads), with showroom entry taking place later this month.